ADELAIDE (AUSTRALIA)- Divers in the HMAS Adelaide marine reserve, about 60 miles north of Sydney were shocked by the sight of a two metre long mako shark, hanging dead and mutilated upside down in the water hanging by the tail. Who did this barbaric thing is not yet known. The shark wasContinue Reading

ALBANY (USA)- The US state of New York is banning trade in shark fins starting next summer. The eastern coastal state follows the example of California and other western coast states in their efforts to protect sharks. 73 million sharks killed An estimated 73 million sharks are killed worldwide everyContinue Reading

SAINT-DENIS (REUNION)- A 15-year old girl was killed this week after being attacked by a shark in the waters off the tropical isle of Reunion. She was snorkeling just a few metres from the shore. The area she was swimming in, Saint Paul’s Bay , in the northwest of theContinue Reading

SAN FRANCISCO (USA)- As of yesterday the US state of California has put a ban on shark fins. It is the sixth US state attempting to preserve shark populations with such a ban. California grocers who sold the dried fins and restaurants that had the prized shark fin soup onContinue Reading

HONG KONG (CHINA)- It was standard on the menu of every wedding banquet in Hong Kong. But the appetite for shark fin soup is fading. 90 percent of people say they could, or would, go without it, according to the Hong Kong daily The Standard. That’s what a survey ofContinue Reading

EDINBURGH (SCOTLAND)- Researchers from Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University have discovered a spawning ground for deep-sea sharks on Scotland’s only inshore coral reef, the Mingulay Reef. The team discovered egg cases of the blackmouth catshark on the Mingulay Reef in the Outer Hebrides. The Mingulay Reef is waiting to find out if the European Union willContinue Reading

BANGKOK (Thailand)- A group of 23 luxury hotels in the Thai capital of Bangkok have pledged to ban shark fin soup. As part of a campaign to halt the decline of shark populations they signed up to a so-called “blue list”, promoting Thai hotels that don’t serve shark fin soup.Continue Reading